Christopher Degelmann was elected to the Die Junge Akademie

Dr Christopher Degelmann, alumnus of the Max-Weber-Kolleg at the University of Erfurt, has been granted the special honour of admission to the Die Junge Akademie.

The Die Junge Akademie is, according to its own information, the first academy of young academics worldwide. It opens up interdisciplinary and socially relevant creative spaces for outstanding young academics from German-speaking countries. The Die Junge Akademie was founded in 2000 as a joint project of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. A membership is intended not only to promote research, but also to support members in actively and creatively shaping the dialogue between science and society.

As an ancient historian, Dr Degelmann will now be a member of the Die Junge Akademie for five years, together with nine other new members from a wide range of disciplines, and will work on interdisciplinary projects. The prerequisite for a membership is an outstanding doctorate completed about three to seven years ago. In addition, at least one other excellent scientific paper is expected and members of the Die Junge Akademie are also expected to have a keen interest in joint projects at the interface of science, art, society and politics, and to enjoy interdisciplinary work.

„I am pleased that the dissertation completed in Erfurt as well as the good experiences in interdisciplinary exchange at the Max-Weber-Kolleg have made it possible for Christopher Degelmann to be elected as a member of the Die Junge Akademie and wish him much success and joy for his new tasks in the context of the Die Junge Akademie!“ says Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke, who supervised Dr. Degelmann’s dissertation – published under the title „Squalor. Symbolic Mourning in Political Communication in the Roman Republic and Early Imperial Period“ – at the Max-Weber-Kolleg.